A strong voice and strong support for Victorian Landcare
Two events linked to the upcoming LVI forum in Gippsland are available for registration. Attendees are invited to enhance their experience by coming to these events! Click further into news item for further details.
Wednesday 23rd October 10am - 2.30pm - Field Day - "Pathogens, parasites and pesky pests. New and emerging biosecurity threats in a changing climate."
This field day will highlight biosecurity threats Southern Gippsland Farmers need to be aware of due to a changing climate.
Field day topics include:
• Biosecurity planning, farm hygiene, current and future pathogens and parasites;
• New and emerging pest plants as a biosecurity threat;
• Integrated pest management in a changing climate, a horticulture enterprise case study;
• Good and bad soil biology and what to expect in a changing climate;
• Liver Fluke and how to identify it ‘on farm’.
Morning Tea & Lunch Included
For further information and or to register go to https://www.eventbrite.com.au/e/pathogens-parasites-and-pesky-pests-biosecurity-in-a-changing-climate-registration-72880793415
Friday 25th October 1030am - 2.30pm - Farm Walk - "Agroforestry in Southern Gippsland - A Real Adaptation Strategy in a Changing Climate."
Come along and learn about the planning aspects of developing an agroforestry farm. Covering topics from planning considerations to carbon.
In this farm walk, led by landowner Mark Walters, we will be discussing topics such as;
• Social licencing
• Government support
•Management and harvesting
•Code of Forest practice
Speakers include Chris Ranking, South Gippsland Shire Council speaking on planning considerations, and Dr Nerida Anderson, University of Melbourne, speaking on carbon sequestration in an agroforestry situation.
BBQ Lunch provided.
For further information and or to register go to https://www.eventbrite.com.au/e/agroforestry-a-real-adaptation-strategy-in-a-changing-climate-tickets-74051663519
Event Flyers for both linked events and the LVI Gippsland Forum are also available via the LVI Gateway event page here - https://www.landcarevic.org.au/groups/state/lvi/landcare-victoria-inc-gippsland-forum-people-partnerships-and-produce-25-27-october-2019/
LVI Forum: People, Partnerships and Produce 25-27 October 2019 - One week to go!
Next week is the fourteenth Regional Landcare Victoria Inc. Forum near Trafalgar on 25th – 27th October and we’d love for you to join us. All landcare members, volunteers, professionals and partners welcome! The spectacular program highlights the “People, Produce & Partnerships” that make for vibrant communities, click into news item for a detailed agenda and to register, we look forward to seeing you there!
Not-for-profit law - Upcoming training webinars - October/November 2019
Justice Connect Not-for-profit-law run training webinars on a range of common legal issues faced by community organisations and individuals within them. Upcoming topics in late October and November include: “Auspicing for Not-for-profits”, “Deductible Gift Recipient (DGR) Status - what it is and how to apply”, "Employment Law for Not-for-profits" and “Financial Reporting for Not-for-profits”. Click into news item for further details, to register and/or to view a further list of topics available anytime via Webinars on Demand.
Community-led deer monitoring via DeerScan
A new feature of the popular Centre for Invasive Species Solutions FeralScan digital community surveillance program, DeerScan, has had more than 1,700 sightings reported in its first 6 months of use, helping to inform biosecurity agencies and community groups where to prioritise management action. Click into the news item for further information and details for how to set up your Landcare Group within the program.
Communities Environment Program Grant Applications - Closing Date Extended to 17 October 2019!
Due to the high volume of nominations received in the past week, the closing date for applications for the Communities Environment Program has been extended. Applications for this program are via invitation from your local MP’s office only, if LVI sponsorship is required please contact the LVI office regarding your group’s application. Click into news item for further details.
Victorian Volunteer Strategy Survey - Open until 24 November 2019
The Victorian Government has committed to develop and implement a Volunteer Strategy to support and enhance volunteerism in Victoria. Have your say - as community members, volunteers, leaders and managers of volunteers or community organisations! Click into news item for further details.